I started as a Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer, driving all over L.A. counseling people over a cup of coffee. Eventually, it became more efficient to open an office in Santa Clarita. Later, we opened a second office in the Antelope Valley in Palmdale. Over fifteen years later, we’re proud to have helped over 2,000 people file bankruptcy and get a fresh start, and invite folks into our AV office and still occasionally meet in the SCV for a casual coffee house chat.
But who am I? I’m Hale Antico, but people call me Attorney Antico. I graduated from CSUN with a Psychology degree. After that, I went to Pepperdine Law.
I didn't know it at the time, but the Psych degree would come in handy counseling people when they visit my future bankruptcy office. No one is ever happy to discuss their finances, and especially bankruptcy. I understand the guilt some people feel, and try to be sensitive to that in our talk.
I just want to be helpful, honestly going over pros and cons, explaining all options. I never ask people to sign a contract when we meet. It's always just a chat. No-pressure talk, and I don't "sell" our services. I just explain how bankruptcy law would affect them and their situation. I try not to talk at people, but to them. I use plain English not jargon so you’ll feel comfortable.
I'm humbled to be voted best bankruptcy lawyer in Santa Clarita 4 times.
I’m involved in the Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney community, serving on boards for two active consumer law groups. I’m past president of a group of bankruptcy judges and trustees and other bankruptcy lawyers focusing on elevating practice of the law and civility. I’m current President of the Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyers association and the second largest group of bankruptcy attorneys in the nation, honored to serve its hundreds of bankruptcy lawyers.
With two decades of experience, I'm blessed to be trusted to help people, and satisfied as they move forward with a fresh start.